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Friday, May 24, 2013

Giveaway: LG EasyClean Double Oven Range + Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

ATTENTION! This is a different type of giveaway than I normally run! In order to enter, see the directions at the bottom of the post!!!

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

The nearest good Korean BBQ restaurant is over an hour drive away, simply too far when the best accompaniment to Korean BBQ is several super-cold OB beer alternating with sips of chilled soju (Korean rice alcohol, like Japanese sake).

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

That’s why we love making Korean food at home, but it also means that I have to modify ingredients and cooking methods a bit. You might be more familiar with Bulgogi, a popular Korean BBQ dish that features shaved rib-eye beef slices marinated in mixture of soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame seeds. But the lesser known dish is Kalbi, or thinly sliced bone-in beef short ribs flavored in a similar marinade. Bulgogi and Kalbi are both cooked over an open flame – usually hot charcoal set in the middle of the table!


I’ve modified the Kalbi recipe to use pork baby back ribs, since my grocery store doesn’t carry the short ribs cut like this. Regular beef short ribs that are available are too chunky and clunky to eat by hand. Baby back ribs are perfect – tender, flavorful and simple to cook.

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Oh, and I’m not about to carve out the middle of my dining table to install a charcoal grill, so we’re going with a simpler technique – the oven.

But first…learn from my oopsie

The first time I played with this recipe, it was a disaster. Not the recipe, but the oven was a crazy mess. I had cooked the baby back ribs on a cookie sheet, thinking it was the perfect size to fit 2 racks of ribs.

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Unfortunately, I failed to remember that baby back ribs are JUICY and release a lot of FAT when cooking. Guess where that all ended up? All over the bottom of my oven where it then sizzled and burned. Burning fat in a hot oven is just not a good combo. While my family enjoyed the ribs for dinner, I spent the better part of the evening trying to scrub off all of the black, burned spots. I certainly could have used the LG EasyClean™ Double Oven Range. Instead of scrubbing, the LG EasyClean oven allows you to clean the interior with a quick spray of water and the magical button called “EasyClean.” Enjoy dinner WITH your family instead of with the sponge, since cleanup only takes 20 minutes. No chemicals. No super-high heat (that function on normal ovens always freaks me out – I think I’m going to burn down my house!) So, learn from my hot mess. If you don’t have an LG EasyClean Oven, use a roasting pan at least 2-inches high and lots of tin foil!

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

See all these juices? That ends up in the oven if you don’t know what you’re doing!

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Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs

Servings: 4-6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 95 minutes


6-7 pounds baby back ribs
salt & freshly ground black pepper
1/2 onion, grated
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 stalk green onion, chopped
2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or white/cider vinegar)


Heat oven the 375F. (optional) Using a butter knife to pry it up, separate the membrane from the back of the ribs and discard. Generously season both sides of the ribs with salt and pepper. Wrap the ribs in foil, meaty side up and seal completely. Bake for 90 minutes. To make the Korean Kalbi sauce, mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl. After the ribs are cooked, remove from the oven and carefully open up the foil -- be careful of the hot steam! Slather 3/4 of the Korean Kalbi sauce on the tops of the ribs. Place the oven rack in the top third of the oven and heat the broiler to high. Put the ribs back in the oven, foil still open, and broil until the sauce bubbles and caramelizes, about 3-5 minutes. Keep a watch on the ribs – it's so easy to burn them! Just before serving, pour the remaining Korean Kalbi sauce on top of the ribs.


LG EasyClean Double Oven Range Giveaway

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Now it’s your turn to tell me – what is YOUR favorite favorite recipe that leaves your oven messy? Let me know in the comments for your chance to win your own LG EasyClean™ Double Oven Range!

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner  will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.


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This sweepstakes runs from 5/22/13 – 7/15/13.


4,212 Responses to “Giveaway: LG EasyClean Double Oven Range + Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe”

  1. Denise Donaldson — 7/14/13 @ 9:18 pm

    My favorite is camel back poppers. But the bacon always splatters all over the oven. I have to clean it as soon as it cools down

    winz135 at gmail.com

  2. Rita A — 7/14/13 @ 9:18 pm

    Lasagna! Love it but it splatters everywhere

  3. Denise Donaldson — 7/14/13 @ 9:19 pm
  4. Veronica Garrett — 7/14/13 @ 9:44 pm

    Roast turkey always leave my oven in a mess.

  5. krystal wethington — 7/14/13 @ 9:46 pm

    When I make my baked fried chicken it leaves it greasy.

  6. George — 7/14/13 @ 9:52 pm

    I have the same problem with ribs in the oven. But I love them so! I miss having a self-cleaning oven. One time I did make upside down pizza in the oven. Quite the mess! (I was taking the pizza out and it flipped upside down onto the bottom of the stove)

  7. George — 7/14/13 @ 9:56 pm
  8. cheryl gaston — 7/14/13 @ 10:00 pm

    every time I make pies like apple,cherry or peach sometimes they run over and makes a awful stinky sticky mess.

  9. dan williams — 7/14/13 @ 10:13 pm

    chicken pot pies, twitted this today, 14/07

  10. Thomas Chappell — 7/14/13 @ 10:14 pm

    My lasagna often leaves it really messy

  11. Jacqueline Onyon — 7/14/13 @ 11:08 pm

    My favorite messy recipe is my garlic pest chicken bowtie pasta. It’s amazing but can get everywhere!

  12. Caridad J. Hilaire — 7/14/13 @ 11:11 pm

    I made it today, and it is awesome. I hope to make it in my new oven the next time, and I enjoy this site very much.

  13. Jacqueline Onyon — 7/14/13 @ 11:12 pm

    Pecan Pies…..yummy :)

  14. Fried Fish, and Chicken.

  15. simone t. — 7/14/13 @ 11:39 pm

    I have a no crust breakfast quiche that I make in a springform pan and it ALWAYS leaks out. So delicious, but definitely messy! Thanks!

  16. Gunn Challis — 7/14/13 @ 11:57 pm

    my speciality bread can mar my oven.

  17. Josh M — 7/15/13 @ 12:33 am

    I’m going with Lasagna. Our families favorite meal.

  18. Michelle Tucker — 7/15/13 @ 12:38 am

    I love to make lasagne, but it always leaves my oven messy.
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  19. Michelle Tucker — 7/15/13 @ 12:39 am

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/michedt/status/356633762769018883
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  20. lynn brannen — 7/15/13 @ 1:14 am

    Pizza….but,it`s soooo messy

  21. lynn brannen — 7/15/13 @ 1:16 am

    Our favorite messy food is pizza!

  22. Mihaela Day — 7/15/13 @ 2:01 am

    it’s Lasagna

  23. Gianna — 7/15/13 @ 2:02 am

    Lasagna bolognese.

  24. Gary Loye — 7/15/13 @ 5:02 am

    Lasagna, every time.

  25. June Snyder — 7/15/13 @ 7:05 am

    Calico Beans

  26. Ron R — 7/15/13 @ 7:40 am

    Ready to cook here….

  27. Disa Gander — 7/15/13 @ 8:46 am

    Pizza always makes my oven messy

  28. nickie — 7/15/13 @ 9:09 am

    My lasagna often leaves it really messy

  29. Lisa Carr — 7/15/13 @ 9:29 am

    My favorite messy recipe is BBQ Chicken. I love it, but sometimes it leaves my oven such a mess!

  30. Karla Kinney — 7/15/13 @ 9:50 am

    overfilled pumpkin pie

  31. kathy pease — 7/15/13 @ 9:54 am

    My oven gets messy whenever I make stuffed peppers

  32. mike cameron — 7/15/13 @ 10:02 am

    hom hocks

  33. May Avalon — 7/15/13 @ 10:06 am

    my fiance loves ribs so this recipe looks great

  34. Connie Shafer — 7/15/13 @ 10:06 am

    I would cook apple pie! @nucleargrl

  35. cynthia — 7/15/13 @ 10:10 am

    My oven gets real messy with my husband’s recipe of Cajun style baby back ribs.

  36. Dave Schultz — 7/15/13 @ 10:17 am

    I like fresh bread

  37. Tim Moss — 7/15/13 @ 10:27 am

    Barbequed chicken.

  38. Kat Emerick — 7/15/13 @ 10:32 am

    Definitely when I make cherry and apple pies! What a mess!

  39. Debbie S — 7/15/13 @ 10:43 am

    Want this stove

  40. susan smoaks — 7/15/13 @ 10:49 am

    i like to make little personal pan pizzas and they really do a number on our oven

  41. Janice Intoppa — 7/15/13 @ 11:00 am

    easy to use and easy to clean – great

  42. Janice Crespo — 7/15/13 @ 11:15 am

    Ribs really make a mess – but how can you not risk the mess when the taste is so melt in your mouth delicious :)

  43. JIM LYNAM — 7/15/13 @ 11:17 am


  44. Lori Taube — 7/15/13 @ 11:32 am

    Pie! I love making fruit pies, but I always go overboard with the filling. I really need to start putting a pan underneath my pie pans!